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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Hotel itself had very friendly staff, but the room was dated and the bathroom was in dire need of renovation. Obviously it's going through some construction work at the moment seems to be sorely needed. Expensive for the quality of the rooms however.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

First booked for 2 nights but stay longer for 1 night despite the construction on the building. I love this room with big windows. House keeping works well everyday. The receptionists are always nice and helpful. Food are ok. We feel at home on this hotel. Give time to considerate the construction building, this happens in all hotels specially if they want to make it better. So don’t mind it. Location was perfect in the center. Easy access in the area. I love to stay here with my family.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank Althea H
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Yes, the hotel is being renovated but it is still a Blu with all that the brand implies.

We were not inconvenienced at all by any noise or smell from the work in the building. The only downside was that breakfast consisted of premade sandwiches, pastries and limited fruits. That was no biggie for us.

Service was up to Blu standards, which means excellent. The room was clean and comfortable.

Our only real issue was the quality and stability of WiFi and connection to the Internet.

When we come back to Kristiansand, we will definitely come back to the Caledonien.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank John Z
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Really needs to be renovated. We have used this hotel for the last 3 years becouse of the colorline trip to denmark. And sleeping here is like sleeping on a boat. Aircondition is very old and fussing all night loong. The breakfast is better this year so thats good.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Siv G
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Four large spiders on ceiling, problem with air fan (or lack thereof), old and outdated, breakfast pales in comparison to other hotels - three pieces of cheese left with still an hour to go, ice cold eggs, etc. Some staff were very nice but a few "snarky" ones as well. We were planning to stay for a week but after two days checked out because it was awful. We did receive a 50% discount but never were able to speak with a manager. When we asked where he was the helpful snarky staff member told us he was probably home with his family! Go to Hotel Norge, or Scandic, or Hotel Ernst. All are close to same price but much much better and in great locations as well

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank SusanKH059
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CarlsonRezidor, Customer Care at Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear Susan,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We regret to hear you were disappointed with the cleanliness and condition of your room, the staff service, and the options available at breakfast. We appreciate you bringing these matters to our attention and have shared them with hotel management to review.

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